Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill Quotes

Fanatic. One who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
In my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you also understand the most amusing.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.
For myself I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as Usual.'
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Commonwealth and the Empire last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.
It is better to be making the news than taking it to be an actor rather than a critic.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Mr Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
It is no use saying We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
We will have no truce or parlay with you Hitler, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst -- and we will do our best.
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Success is never final.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Kites rise highest against the wind---not with it.
A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
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